CONNECT | EMPOWER | PROSPER

To connect individuals and organizations in Cherokee County to develop a positive culture of learning and good health for personal success and civic prosperity.

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CONNECT

KNOW(2) is a connector for good pulling together volunteers, leaders and experts to address community needs in focus areas like economic success, public health, education, family & youth, and special projects like the national Census.

EMPOWER

KNOW(2) empowers people with programs like the Neighborhood Ambassadors, BGEN, Fit2gether, the Honorable Rufus H. Foster, Jr. Scholarship program at Spartanburg Community College (SCC), FoodShare and Wholespire.

PROSPER

KNOW(2) helps Cherokee County become more prosperous and helps measure that success with benchmarks like the Community Indicators.

Neighborhood ambassadors

This program reaches a broad base of the community, mostly in low-income areas of risk. Through over 300 volunteers since its inception, this program mentors, tutors, provides transporation assistance to Adult Education programs and job fairs, and delivers food for students during the summer months. Our ambassadors build trusting relationships in the community, helping where needed and inspiring adults and children. 

Wholespire

Through the efforts of this program, childhood obesity has shown a consistent decline. This program continues to gain national recognition (Robert Woods Johnson Foundation) for its success. 

BGEN business generator

Business Generation for Community Transformation

BGEN is a business generator located in downtown Gaffney. It is a place where entrepreneurs have the opportunity to share ideas, receive individualized training, and collaborate while working to promote and build their business.

FOODSHARE

Our Mission: Feeding a Need in Our Community. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life by creating access to fresh affordable food, quality cooking and skills education. Our work revolves around three tenets: community empowerment and engagement, increased financial opportunity, and physical revitalization. These tenets will be evident among FoodShare’s core programs: the Fresh Food Box and Culinary Medicine cooking classes.

WHO WE HELP

KNOW(2)’s work though gathering data and people, encouraging change, prompting a growth mindset and building opportunities for all will lead to more a more prosperous Cherokee County. From our Neighborhood Ambassadors encouraging youth to stay in school and mentoring first-generation college students at Spartanburg Community College to developing and supporting start up businesses to ensuring that every resident counts in the national Census effort, KNOW(2) is at work. To continue this work and the long-term results our community needs and desires, we need your help…

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Your investment of any amount will support our most at-risk families, continue efforts to develop new businesses downtown, encourage healthier eating and more active living, and provide the building blocks for personal and community prosperity in Cherokee County. Please consider making a gift to help us continue this valuable work.

platinum sponsor

 
Brown Packing
 

gold sponsors

 
Board of Public Works
Cherokee Medical Center
Piedmont Natural Gas
Spartanburg Community College
 

silver sponsors

 
CHAPS
Blakely Funeral Home
BMW
ReGenesis Health Care
 

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